Week one of 2023 turning icy, slippery as storm brings moderate-heavy wintry mix
NWS winter weather advisories in effect for much of Upper Michigan through Wednesday -- rain/freezing rain, snow, sleet falling heavy at times.
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A strong and moisture-rich winter system over the Central Plains rides along the jet stream towards Upper Michigan Tuesday, spreading moderate to heavy waves of rain, freezing rain/drizzle, sleet and wet snow. As the system loses its jet support, it nearly stagnates over the Western Great Plains -- slippery, slushy and icy conditions to continue until the system exits towards Friday. Gradual clearing and seasonal temperatures trend towards the weekend.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with moderate to heavy wintry mix; light icing possible with accumulating wet snow 2-5″ WEST / 1-3″ EAST; northeast winds gusting over 20 mph
>Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s (coldest inland)
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with moderate to heavy wintry mix; changing over to snow in the Western U.P. towards evening; easterly winds gusting over 30 mph
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with light to moderate scattered snow showers
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers
Saturday: Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers early
Sunday to Monday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy with above seasonal temperatures
Tuesday: Increasing clouds with seasonal temperatures
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